It is not easy learning to live in a different country. I am sharing my experiences and hope someone will find it useful whether living here in Greece or any other country.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rainy Days

If you have a problem with rain, Greece could be a little problem for you in the winter months. Where I come from rain was welcomed, but not so much as here. In the US where I come from there are four seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall. Summer was warm and that is when we had rain. Here in Greece rain is mostly in the winter. Seems funny to me to see lightning and thunder in the winter. The US thunder and lightning stops in the winter and snow takes over. Takes a little while to get use to it here, but is better than shoveling snow in the winter. Another problem you might encounter here is if you have joint problems in your legs or arms. There is a lot of humidity in the winter and in my case have some aches and pains in my arms. Just like anywhere else you have your pros and cons. Find your destination, whether Greece or Alaska. You only live once, make the best of it. ~~~CCP~~~1-26-2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Does It Snow In Greece?

I wondered that before I moved here from the United States. Most people, (me included), think it is go to the beach and lay in the sun all year. WRONG! So the answer is, yes it does snow in Greece. Now it also depends on the part of Greece you live in. Up north like most other places you get into mountains and snow. Skiing and all the other winter sports available. South part in more mild, mostly rain in the winter and low's in mid 30 degrees. You can see snow in the high mountains on clear days. I say mild temperatures, but Greek people probably think different and is really cold to them. But to me coming from sometimes 10-15 below zero, is very mild to me. So if you are looking for a get away from bad winters you won't find it in Greece until about March. Summer is beautiful and warm and many places to visit. So yes, it does snow in Greece. ccp 1-12-2015